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Brayton bashes home run in Ripon’s 10U victory
Ripon-Manteca 10U All-Stars
Ripon’s Calvin Vander Plaats laces an RBI single. - photo by Dave Campbell

TRACY — Bo Brayton’s home run down the right-field line for Ripon was the highlight of his 3-for-3 outing as Ripon never trailed Saturday in a 9-5 second-round win over Manteca in the District 67 10U All-Star Tournament at Tracy Softball Complex.

Ripon put up four runs in both the second and fourth innings behind a pair of RBI singles from Calvin Vander Plaats (2 for 2, two RBI, two runs) and RBI singles from Chase Rubenaker (2 for 2, two RBI, two runs) and Troy Eskes (2 for 2, two RBI, two runs). Reed Van Elderen added an RBI and two runs, Holden Peelman tripled and scored two runs and Owen Degenstein tallied an RBI.

Eskes, Robbie Nieweg and Connor Paris limited Manteca to one hit, a leadoff single by Lincoln Reynolds in the second inning. Manteca got all five of its runs in the fifth innings behind eight walks and a hit batter. Cash Janquero, Jake Husband, Reynolds, Lucca Day and Kalalena Kaleimamahu all crossed the plate for Manteca. 

Ripon faces Lathrop Wednesday in a quarterfinal at 6 p.m.


Spreckels Park 24, Northgate 23

After trailing 20-2 going into the bottom of the third inning of the consolation contest Sunday, Spreckels Park battled back due in part to the pitching of Piper Asuncion who pitched the fourth and fifth innings, striking out three.

Down 23-19 going into the bottom of the sixth, consecutive singles by Julian Rodriguez (three runs), Liam Nabb (3 for 4, three runs) and Edmund Townsend (3 for 3 4, double, two runs) loaded the bases. After Rodriguez scored on a passed ball, Jaxson Forstner (2 for 4, two singles) singled to again load the bases. Jaxson Geer (double, two RBI, run) blasted a double to plate Nabb and Townsend to narrow the gap to 23-22.

Following a Nolan Swalwell walk to put two on, Blake Swanson walked it off with an RBI triple to score Swalwell and Geer to end the game.

Spreckels Park will play either Ripon or Lathrop in a consolation game Thursday at 6 p.m.


Spreckels Park 21, Salida 17

This game was suspended due to heat on Saturday and resumed Sunday morning in the bottom of the fourth inning with Rodriguez (two innings pitched, two strikeouts) on the mound for Spreckels Park.

Mikey Albert (3 for 4, home run, two doubles) blasted a three-run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning to put Spreckels Park ahead. Aiden Loveall took the mound in the sixth for Spreckels Park, shutting the door on Salida while recording three strikeouts.



Ripon 14, Manteca 1 (4)

Ripon’s Nathan Gonzales, Ashton Smit, Vinicio Ponce and Deegan Vrieling each rapped an RBI single in an eight-run fourth inning in a consolation game on Sunday.

Connor Maguire led off the second inning for Ripon with a double to left field. Henry Berger followed with a line drive triple to center, scoring Maguire and Brae Mason (RBI, two runs) singled to plate Berger. Brendan Molloy walked and Ryder Heuval singled, scoring Mason. Nathan Gonzales (2 for 2, three RBI, triple, run) followed with a two-RBI triple, scoring Molloy and Heuval (RBI, two runs). 

Ripon made it 6-1 in the third inning when Vrieling (2 for 3, two RBI, run) singled and advanced to third on an infield hit by Darren Vera (2 for 3). Vrieling scored on a wild pitch.

Heuval had a 1-2-3 inning from the mound in the third behind a pair of strikeouts. Ponce held Manteca scoreless in the fourth inning to secure the mercy-rule win.

Manteca’s Luke Scalise singled in the second inning and came around to score on a passed ball to make the score 5-1. Blake Scalise doubled in the fourth inning but was left stranded when the game ended.

Henry Berger tripled, knocked in a run and scored a run for Ripon. Griffin Dillon, Jonas Sonke and Smit each tallied an RBI and a run.

Ripon defeated Tracy on Monday night and faces Spreckels Park on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Ripon 5, Mountain House 1

Smit, Maguire and Vrieling combined to two-hit Mountain House in a consolation contest on Saturday.

Smit got the start and went 4.1 innings, striking out six while allowing one run, two hits and two walks. Maguire and Vrieling split the final 1.2 innings, striking out three, walking two and allowing no hits.

After Ponce (2 for 2, RBI, run) and Vrieling (run) started the game with singles, Maguire singled to plate Ponce and Vrieling and Brae mason doubled in Maguire.

Ripon’s Griffin Dillon (2 for 2, run) singled in the third and scored on a triple by Nathan Gonzales (RBI, triple, run). Ponce singled in Gonzales to make the score 5-1.


Northgate 21, Manteca 11 (6)

In a game continued from Friday, Northgate allowed one in the remaining .2 inning but that was not enough to avoid the mercy rule.

Manteca started the continued contest Saturday with Jaxson Hoagland on second and one out. Hoagland broke for third on the first pitch but the throw to get him sailed into left field, allowing Hoagland to skip home to make the score 21-11.

A comebacker followed by a deep fly to Logan Sanders in center ended the game. 

Manteca defeated Ripon in the consolation bracket Saturday but was eliminated Sunday in a loss to Spreckels Park.